Over 6 months in 2018, Action Hero travelled over 33,000km across Europe in a motorhome. On the way they asked the people they met to sing them a love song. This ever-evolving archive is now broadcasting 24/7 from beacons placed, by the artists, on the borders, invisible boundaries, margins, cultural junctures and geological edgelands of Europe.

The locations of these beacons currently transmitting love songs can be seen on the map below, along with video taken from the site. If you want to listen to the broadcast, navigate to the beacon nearest you using the Oh Europa app, which is available for both IoS and Android.

In 2019 we will continue to travel through Europe making recordings inside our motorhome, which doubles as a recording studio and our home whilst we’re on the road. We’ll also be presenting a handful of performances at various locations where you can hear all the love songs we’ve collected.

For more about Action Hero and our other work, visit our website.

BEACON LOCATIONS

There are currently 41 active beacons broadcasting love songs across Europe. Click on a beacon to find out more about the location and see video from the site.


SING US A SONG

we're travelling around Europe in our motorhome collecting love songs. Come and find us and sing us a song. It can be any love song and you don't have to be a singer!

RADIOH EUROPA

RadiOh Europa is a deep listening experience. Sitting together, gathered around radios, audiences can hear the love songs we've recorded to-date. See below for dates.

POSTCARDS FROM THE EDGE

Postcards from the edge is a micro-exhibition inside our motorhome using video and an atlas of the Oh Europa beacons to re-imagine our relationship to Europe

FIND A BEACON

Click here to download the Oh Europa App and find your closest beacon where the love songs are playing 24/7.

PODCASTS

Click here to hear our Oh Europa podcasts. Small collections of love songs and stories recorded on our travels

FIND US

TransformLeeds, UK – 26 Apr-04 May
Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporainParis, FR – 09 May
Les Grands VoisinsParis, FR – 11-12 May
Salisbury International Arts FestivalSalisbury, UK – 01-02 Jun

2018 JOURNEY

In 2018 we travelled non-stop for 6 months (26 weeks) in our motorhome. We visited 33 European countries and drove 31598km to record strangers singing love songs. Here’s a timeline of the journey we took!

Route
1
UK Ireland 2729km
2
Spain Portugal 4318km
3
Portugal Spain 6120km
4
Spain France Switzerland 7307km
5
Switzerland France Luxembourg Germany 8205km
6
Germany Austria 8948km
7
Austria Germany Belgium Netherlands 10661km
8
Belgium France 10808km
9
France Belgium 11190km
10
Belgium Netherlands Germany Denmark 12299km
11
Denmark Sweden Finland Norway 14830km
12
Norway Finland 16888km
13
Finland Estonia Latvia Lithuania Poland 18435km
14
Poland Czech Republic Slovakia Austria Slovenia 19691km
15
Slovenia Croatia Hungary 20280km
16
Hungary Croatia Serbia FYROM 21197km
17
FYROM Greece 22126km
18
Greece 22435km
19
Greece Italy 23195km
20
Italy Switzerland 23901km
21
Switzerland Germany 24458km
22
Germany Finland 25296km
23
Finland 25709km
24
Finland Netherlands Germany Czech republic Slovakia 27704km
25
Slovakia Hungary Romania 28917km
26
Romania Hungary Austria Germany Belgium France UK 31598km
Route Mobile
1
UK Ireland 2729km
2
Spain Portugal 4318km
3
Portugal Spain 6120km
4
Spain France Switzerland 7307km
5
Switzerland France Luxembourg Germany 8205km
6
Germany Austria 8948km
7
Austria Germany Netherlands Belgium 10661km
8
Belgium France 10808km
9
France Belgium 11190km
10
Belgium Netherlands Germany Denmark 12299km
11
Denmark Sweden Finland Norway 14830km
12
Norway Finland 16888km
13
Finland Estonia Latvia Lithuania Poland 18435km
14
Poland Czech Republic Slovakia Austria Slovenia 19691km
15
Slovenia Croatia Hungary 20280km
16
Hungary Croatia Serbia FYROM 21197km
17
FYROM Greece 22126km
18
Greece 22435km
19
Greece Italy 23195km
20
Italy Switzerland 23901km
21
Switzerland Germany 24458km
22
Germany Finland 25296km
23
Finland 25709km
24
Finland Netherlands Germany Czech Republic Slovakia 27704km
25
Slovakia Hungary Romania 28917km
26
Romania Hungary Austria Germany Belgium France UK 31598km